Meal planning can be a drag, but don’t worry—we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up five healthy, family-friendly recipes to get you through the week because sometimes chicken tenders just won’t cut it. 

1. Monday: Fish Tacos
Your littles will love this lightened-up take on fish tacos from OMGFood. Tilapia cooks up super quickly, and you can finish them off with shredded cabbage, avocado or your favorite taco toppings. To get the recipe, click here.

fish-tacosphoto: Stacy Spensley via Flickr

 

2. Tuesday: Black Bean Burger
Satisfy your burger craving with this healthy take on fast food from Our Family Eats. It’s way more delicious than your typical frozen veggie burger, and it actually has a “meatier” taste than you might expect. Grab the recipe by clicking here.

black-bean-burgerphoto: tomatoes and friends via Flickr

 

3. Wednesday: Ginger Chicken Wings
Throw a mini midweek party by making these delicious chicken wings from Simple Provisions. You’ll be amazed how easy they are to throw together—the tangy sauce is blended up in the food processor while the wings are cooking. Click here to get all the details.

ginger-chicken-wingsphoto: Simple Provisions

 

4. Thursday: Portuguese Caldo Verde
The whole family will love Aliza Green’s comforting Portuguese soup. Made with kale, chorizo and potatoes, it’s healthy and hearty, perfect for a chilly day. To get the recipe, click here.

portuguese-caldo-verdephoto: Aliza Green

 

5. Friday: Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches
Put the slow cooker to work to make these drool-worthy sandwiches from carpéseason. Topped with melty mozzarella, sautéed onions and peppers, they’re bound to be a hit with your crew. Click here to see the recipe.

crock-pot-italian-beef-sandwichesphoto: carpéseason

 

What are your go-to recipes for busy weeknights? Let us know in the Comments below.

— Susie Foresman